Amit Mishra (second from right) dismissed Dhammika Prasad to claim his 50th wicket © AFP
Amit Mishra (second from right) dismissed Dhammika Prasad to claim his 50th wicket © AFP

Amit Mishra has scalped his 50th Test wicket in the second Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at Colombo. He dismissed Dhammika Prasad to reach the milestone and strengthened India‘s position in the Test match. This is Mishra’s 15th Test match at an average in the late 30s which isn’t particularly impressive and he’ll want to better that record. Mishra made his Test debut in 2008, but has never managed to seal his spot in the side despite showing intent at times. Now he is India’s second choice spinner after Ravichandran Ashwin. Live cricket score India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 2nd Test at Colombo, Day 3

Currently India seem at the top of this Test match. At the time when the wicket was taken, Sri Lanka had just three wickets in hand with a deficit of over 100 runs yet to cover. Prasad’s wicket brought Rangana Herath to the crease. He is now alongside Jehan Mubarak as Sri Lanka try to close in on the first inning run gap with India. Live cricket updates India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test at Colombo, Day 3

Earlier, Stuart Binny finally enjoyed his first Test wicket and a very important one at that. Angelo Mathews played beautifully for his century and seemed to be going quite steady, but Binny produced a peach to get rid of Mathews with a ball that moved away from the right hander after pitching. India will have their eyes on bowling out the tail-enders quickly.